Senator Tim Scott (S.C.), a Republican candidate for president, has now officially withdrawn from the 2024 GOP primary, marking the most recent prominent candidate to withdraw from the campaign.
Scott delivered the declaration during an appearance on “Sunday Night in America with Trey Gowdy,” a former Republican congressman from South Carolina and co-author of the book with Scott, which is hosted by Fox News.
Scott, the second South Carolina Republican to declare candidacy in May 2022, followed former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley.
Drawing on his personal experience as the only sitting Black Republican senator and one who was raised by a single mother, he ran on a primarily positive and optimistic platform.
The declaration was made in the days following the third Republican primary debate.
During the summer, Scott momentarily displayed indications of progress in preliminary state polling, while Florida Governor Ron DeSantis encountered difficulties in closing the divide between himself and former President Trump.
However, Scott failed to leverage that momentum throughout the Republican presidential debates, specifically in the first debate where he essentially observed as candidates Mike Pence, Vivek Ramaswamy, and Haley engaged in conflict.
Moreover, despite the fact that Scott entered the race with a campaign war chest of $22 million, which he had amassed through fundraising during his time as a senator, his campaign struggled with a high revenue burn rate.